Ranchi: The deadlock between the BJP led Jharkhand government and the Opposition on the issue of low-grade iron (Fines) led to a situation of pandemonium in the state assembly. 

While the Opposition parties are against the government move to supply low-grade iron to other states, the BJP and its allies find no problem in the process.

Despite the government’s clarification, the Opposition has demanded the cancellation of the official notification in this context.

JVM has made intentions clears by issuing a warning to hit the streets if the state government did not roll back on its intention.

JVM Legislature party leader Pradeep Yadav said, “At any cost we will not let the state mineral wealth to be given to other states.” Former Deputy Chief Minister and BJP legislator Raghubar Das has also extended support to the Opposition on this issue.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arjun Munda and Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren who is also looking after charge of Mining Ministry have backed the decision of sharing the Jharkhand’s mines with other states.

Soren said, “We have kept the guidelines of Indian government in mind before framing any plan or policies, the state government cannot stock piles of low grade ore mines to increase the water and environment pollution.” He pointed out that low grade ore mines are no longer a waste material. Soren further added, “Simultaneously, we have to maintain inter-state relations.”

Elaborating on the issue, Soren said, “We will also try to do value addition in the steel sector.”

(JPN/ Bureau)